Brewpubs are expanding nationwide. Just like the large breweries that brew and bottle/can the beer we love, brewpubs brew their own beer on site, usually for immediate customer consumption, along with serving their own food. Galveston, Texas now has brewpubs of its own and here at Great Beer Now, we had the pleasure of visiting one of these newer brewpubs and sampling some of its amazing beer. The establishment is Brews Brothers, a pub and eatery on the Galveston Strand.
Beer Meets Tourism
Anyone who has visited the Galveston Strand in south-eastern Texas already knows about its popularity with visitors. Some people visit Galveston and spend a full week or longer. Others visit the downtown area before or after boarding one of the cruise ships that embark from the island. Among the areas tourists are likely to visit, the famed Galveston Strand ranks near the top. Its food, drinks, and shopping are a huge hit with tourists and Brews Brothers is ideally situated to cater to the traveling crowd. Its location, right on Strand Street, is perfect for the casual tourist or cruise passenger looking for a place to spend some time.
Freshly Brewed for You
I first visited Brews Brothers a couple of years back when Great Beer Now heard that a brewpub was planned for the historic Strand. At the time, the brewing equipment wasn’t yet up and running, but I was told it would be in place very soon. Today, the brewing process has begun and, according to the owners/brewers, it will be expanded shortly and more beer will be brewed and sold.
When I visited, Brews Brothers was offering a beer called Bourbon Barrel Double Nog, an Imperial Stout. It was nothing short of delicious; sweet, well crafted, whisky- accented, and deceptively strong. I would have definitely asked for a second helping, but I quickly learned that the keg had just been kicked. But there was no need to worry- a new keg was tapped of a similar beer, made with added cherries. It was every bit as delicious and it confirmed that these Brews Brothers know a thing or two about brewing great beer in a small batch system.
Food and Art
Brews Brothers is a fully- functioning brewpub and that means guests can indulge not only in homemade beer, but also in great food. The burgers served at Brews Brothers are among the best in the Galveston Strand area and some of them are quite big- large enough to share with a friend. And in keeping with Galveston’s artistic reputation, there are even some small works of art for sale. Look closely at the works of art on the walls in the back and you will see price tags attached. So, not only do you get great beer and food, you can even take home a work of art from a local artist.
Visit the Strand Today
Galveston’s historic Strand is a great place for shopping, food, and drink and Brews Brothers is certainly a place worth visiting. They brew their own beer and offer a very wide selection of bottled, canned, and draft craft beers for your drinking enjoyment. They serve up some delicious food and even sell small works of art. The owners and servers are very knowledgeable about craft beer and they aim to please everyone, from the casual Texas tourist to the international traveler ready to set sail on a Caribbean cruise. It adds up to a fun stopover on the Galveston Strand and a must for the craft beer lovers among us.